Mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt

When:  Sep 17, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  Wichita Section
About the Presentation
Alice Bowman, the New Horizons Mission Operations Manager (MOM) will talk about the voyage of NASA’s historic mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt, which culminated with the first flight past the distant dwarf planet on July 14, 2015 and the first encounter with a Kuiper Belt object (KBO) on January 1, 2019. Alice will speak about this continuing journey through the eyes of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) mission operations team and describe some of the technical, scientific, and personal challenges of piloting the New Horizons spacecraft across the solar system on its voyage to the farthest reaches of the planetary frontier.

About the Speaker
Alice Bowman is a member of the Principal Professional Staff at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland. She is the Space Mission Operations Group supervisor and the NASA New Horizons Mission Operations Manager (MOM).

When: Thursday, September 17th
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 Pm Central Time
Where: Online-Zoom
Cost: Free for Members/Non-members

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Balaji Kartikeyan Chandrasekaran